On occasion we will leave our comfortable confines at La Villa Bonita and cook in different environments or different parts of Mexico to add to my repertior and give guests a new and different experience. This year we had cooking sessions on the island of Cozumel. While big tourism has changed the cuisine offered in […]Read More
Recipe for Sopa de Lima or Lima Soup: Cozumel Comments Off on Recipe for Sopa de Lima or Lima Soup: Cozumel
What makes Tepoztlán so different? Comments Off on What makes Tepoztlán so different?
Money Can’t Buy You Love. In Tepoztlan, money doesn’t get you very much as far as respect is concerned. Your position in the community, your standing with your neighbors and your barrio is everything. Do you contribute to the local festivals? Do you lend a hand to a neighbor? Are you involved? I can’t tell […]Read More
As Safe as Kokomo? Comments Off on As Safe as Kokomo?
Quick Quiz: Which town has the lowest murder rate?A. Omaha, NebraskaB. Toledo, OhioC. Tepoztlan, Morelos, MexicoD. Kokomo, Indiana Okay. Trick question. There are two right answers: Tepoztlán is tied with Kokomo for the lowest rate over Omaha and Toledo. What? It can’t be. Is crime out of control in Omaha and Toledo? Will Anderson Cooper […]Read More
The "Commonality" of Food Comments Off on The "Commonality" of Food
Many people ask me, how is it that your guests seem to get along so well when they come from all different walks of life, different ages, different places? I have to tell you that I have been offering my culinary vacation packages for over ten years and it is amazing and very gratifying to […]Read More
I have to admit. I enjoy the live television appearances. They are fun and unpredictable. The backstage is always busy with stars, production staff, and on-air people running around. The first time I appeared on KTLA, there was a big breaking news story (a shooting in a synagogue) that took control of the show with […]Read More
I have never been a big fan of the Christmas tree. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and decorating my house fully for the season, but the tree has never been high on my list. I don’t like the fake trees and I feel bad about buying a real tree that has been trucked […]Read More
Chef Ana’s Top Ten Reasons to Love Tepoztlan Comments Off on Chef Ana’s Top Ten Reasons to Love Tepoztlan
Tepoztecos do not support chain restaurants. Local producers and restaurants rule! NO SWINE FLU HERE. YES, I INTENTIONALLY PUT THAT ALL IN CAPS. I AM TEXTUALLY YELLING! Tepoztecos are subsistence farmers who live comfortably and are very happy people. Stubborn, but happy. It is amazing what you can do with corn, chiles, beans, tomatoes and […]Read More
I am quickly posting some pictures today of the filming. So far we have filmed picking out ingredients in the Tepoztlan market, interviews with Robb and me, and we are just starting to film a cooking sequence at LVB. Trying to get a lot done before the guests arrive later this afternoon. Then I am […]Read More
Interview on Blogtalkradio.com Comments Off on Interview on Blogtalkradio.com
On Monday of this week, I gave a 45 minute radio interview on Blogtalkradio.com. Deb Bailey, who is a career and life coach specifically for women entrepreneurs, conducted the interview. I had a great time. Here is the link if you want to hear the interview in its entirety. The subject was “Women Entrepreneurs: The […]Read More